10 Interesting Iraq Facts

Saturday, April 12th 2014. | Countries

If you like to study about all countries in the world, why don’t you read Iraq facts? Iraq is one of the Islamic countries in the world.  When talking about Iraq, people always associate it with Saddam Husein. Let’s find out more information about this country below:

Iraq Facts 1: honey

Honey is one of the most important sources of food and income for the Iraq people. That’s why the people of the country keep the bees for more than 5,000 years. There is no need to wonder that the Iraq people do this activity. Honey is very beneficial to the life of human being. Honey can be used to increase your health and beauty.

Iraq Facts 2: time

Iraq contributes a lot of the inventions such as the invention of calendar and maps. The first accurate calendar and maps that the world can have were created in Iraq. The invention can be seen on the 60-second minute and 60-minute hour wheel.

Iraq and US troops

Iraq and US troops

Iraq Facts 3: currency

The Iraqi people use Dinar as the name of the currency. The word dinar was derived from the Latin word of deni. It means ten.

Iraq Facts 4: superstitions

There are some superstitions originated from this country. The people have the knowledge of the fortune reading based on the constellation. The measurement of 12-hour night and day and black cat’s superstition were created in Iraq.

Iraq and US war

Iraq and US war

Iraq Facts 5: Roman Catholics

Roman Catholics is the religion that most Iraqi Christians embraced here. Most people in the country are Muslim. The Christian people should never hold any religious activity other than in the church.

Iraq Facts 6: viper

One of the dangerous snakes in the world can be found in Iraq. It is the venomous saw scale viper. The bite of this viper on the human can led into death.

Iraq facts

Iraq facts

Iraq Facts 7: locust swarms

Locust swarms are the common view that you can see in Iraq. The big locust swarms ever recorded were found in Iraq in 1987 and 1989. The locust swarms can contain 40 to 80 million insects.

Iraq Facts 8: wetlands

Saddam Husein destroyed the largest natural wetland in 1991 because the Ma’dan people rebelled against his rule. The wetland is very rich and has been the place of living for the Ma’dan people for more than 5,000 years.

Iraq War

Iraq War

Iraq Facts 9: cuneiform

Cuneiform is the oldest system of writing in Iraq. It was developed by the Iraqi people around 3,200 BC. The system of writing contains 600 signs.

Iraq Facts 10: Alibaba

One of the oldest and most popular stories originated from Iraq is Alibaba and the Forty Thieves. It was created 1,000 years ago.



If you want to visit the country, you need to think twice after the war between Iraq and US. What do you think on facts about Iraq?

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